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Happy Birthday, [livejournal.com profile] supergee and [livejournal.com profile] cjsmith!!
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Happy Birthday, [livejournal.com profile] krasota!!!
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Happy Birthday, [livejournal.com profile] phinnia!!!
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Happy Birthday, [livejournal.com profile] datagoddess!!!

I love you very much!!! *smooches*
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Happy Birthday, [livejournal.com profile] cjsmith and [livejournal.com profile] supergee!!
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Happy Birthday, [livejournal.com profile] datagoddess!!!

I'm so very lucky you chased me until I caught you. ;-) I love you very much!!!
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Happy Birthday, [livejournal.com profile] gremlin44!!!

*hugs* Toni will bring hugs in person this weekend. :-)
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4 equally indecisive and procrastinatory grad students (and 1 undergrad) trying to figure out what to do for their advisor's 40th birthday.

I thought I could be indecisive.
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Happy Birthday, [livejournal.com profile] supergee! You never miss these, and you provide plenty of amusement and food for thought with the links you share. :-)

Happy Birthday, [livejournal.com profile] cjsmith! I hope your new academic experience is everything you want it to be, and the rest of your life is enjoyable as well!
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Today has been meh. I didn't get up until 9:00am, which is actually late for me. Studied a bit for my math test that's tomorrow morning and did a bunch of dishes, except I can't get the pre-filter container out of our Brita to wash it. Trying to extract it left me extremely frustrated.

Yesterday, however was a lot of fun. Friday after I got home from school, Toni and I headed up to Chicagoland to visit [livejournal.com profile] elmegil and [livejournal.com profile] gremlin44 and their boys. We gave Pete, K, and G birthday cards and K his present, and they gave me a copy of Physics of the Impossible by Michio Kaku and Kushiel's Justice by Jacqueline Carey.

Toni and Steph took G and went to Yarncon Chicago while Pete and I took K to Chicago Mayor Daley's Kids and Kites Festival on Montrose Harbor in Lincoln Park. The weather was perfect. They had some tents for kids to make and decorate little sled kites out of paper bags, including some line. I almost wished I'd brought a kite of my own, and none of the ones for sale there really caught my fancy, but with K flying his handmade sled kite and Pete's delta, I think we were covered between the three of us. I forgot my camera, too. Pete's delta kite got up to the whole length of his line, which we think was 200 feet. Wasn't the highest of the day by far, though - one guy on the beach had a delta kite we think must have had at least 500 feet of line on it. There were a few collisions and tangles, but nothing major, and everyone at the event seemed to be as polite as possible, considering the number of kites in the air. I got a little sun on my ears, but I'm not burned, thankfully.

Toni, Steph, and G met us at the park right at the end of the festival after they were done at Yarncon. We went to Wishbone for dinner, where I had salmon cakes, red beans and rice, garlic mashed potatoes, and brownie sundae. Toni and I left Steph and Pete's around 9:45pm, and got home about 12:15am, so it's now 2.5 hours there (without the traffic such as we had Friday evening on the way up) from home. Cutting an hour off the trip makes it seem so much shorter. It was great to see them all again - I had no idea it had been a year. Where'd that year go? ;-)

Tomorrow is my math test (8:00am!!), lunch with some of my labmates, class, and then Toni and I will probably go out for dinner. This week I start getting even busier. My 3D software is (I think - knock on laminate) finally working well enough I can get some results, and my advisor wants to see some info from two of my seven case days by next Friday if possible. She also, based on my outline, green-lighted two chapters of my MS thesis, and would like to see drafts by the end of October. Oy.
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Happy Birthday, [livejournal.com profile] datagoddess!!!

I love you very much, and I'm so glad you have been with me for the last 20+ years! :-)
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Happy Birthday, [livejournal.com profile] gremlin44!!!

I hope it's a good one!
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Happy Birthday, [livejournal.com profile] fimbrethil!!
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Happy Birthday, [livejournal.com profile] krasota!!
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Happy Birthday, [livejournal.com profile] soaring_phoenix!!!!

I love you very much and am so lucky you are in my life.
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Happy Birthday, [livejournal.com profile] gremlin44!!!

Looking forward to seeing y'all next weekend! :-)
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More books!

Toni's parents sent me the latest Peanuts collection: The Complete Peanuts 1961-1962 by Charles M. Schulz. In it is a great example of how I was/am, and why I think research was the right, if late, choice:

When I grow up, I'm going into research. )

They also sent me a copy of Divine Wind: The History and Science of Hurricanes by Kerry Emanuel, a well-known researcher in MIT's Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences. It looks like a good mix of science (in a readable form, although he does mention some *gasp* equations) and folklore about the largest storms on our planet. It was written pre-Katrina/Rita/Wilma, so Andrew is the most recent major storm discussed.

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